Australian genomics policy framework

The Council of Australian Governments Health Council presents the ‘Genomics Policy Framework’ project which aims to harness the health benefits of genomic knowledge and technology into the Australian health system in an efficient, effective, ethical and equitable way. The Framework goals are to improve individual and population health by sharing their genomic information to contribute to national and international research efforts. The Framework addresses most particular issues and where further work is needed, while also recognising that stakeholders have a role in addressing issues independently.

The Framework engages the first action and will involve an ‘Implementation Plan’ that will show current activity, and identify gaps and opportunities. This new project will allow the Australian government to address current and emerging priorities as resources permit.

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(source: OrphaNews Feb 9, 2018)